Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
Brussels 1930, Belgium
Synopsys and PhoeniX Software will present a two-day workshop on electro-photonic design automation (EPDA) for photonic integrated circuits (PICs). The workshop is aimed at application and R&D engineers as well as managers interested in understanding the development of PICs and the role of software automation in their design, simulation, and fabrication. For more information, please visit the website.
In this training course hosted by PhoeniX Software, you will get an overview of the latest status of the integrated photonics eco-system for the three major photonics technologies: InP, silicon photonics and TriPleX (SiN). This overview will include the available design tools today and the importance of considering test and packaging in an early stage. The unique combination of lectures and hands-on training exercises will teach you how to perform circuit simulations, including fabrication tolerances, how to use a design library (PDK) for mask layout and how to set-up your own libraries in a structured way. PhoeniX Software tools (ASPIC, OptoDesigner) will be used for this purpose.
Everybody who wants to engage with integrated photonics and wants to learn more about design tools and strategies. This training is part of our Support Services to our customers
Conference-hotel Drienerburght, Enschede
22-25 May 2018 – 9:00 till 17:00
If you wish to participate in any of these trainings, please contact us using the form which can be found here.
The PhoeniX Software team will help you with accommodation and travel recommendations.
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA USA
Come to MIT in January for a three-day program with intensive short courses on integrated photonics: materials, devices, photonic integrated circuit layout, and chip fabrication.
Network with a cohort of colleagues from academia and industry.
Meet leading Electronic Photonic Design Automation (EPDA) software vendors and get a first introduction to photonic integrated circuit simulation, layout, and design rule check.
Collaborate and solve design problems that leverage the EPDA software tools.
For more information and registering please check out the AIM website.
Location: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
From 4-8th Dec. Together with IMEC and IMECAS, PhoeniX Software is going to organize a training in Shanghai, hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The training will start with an introduction to integrated photonics application and components design delivered by famous professors working on these areas.
In this training, experts from IMEC and IMECAS will introduce their silicon technology in separate sessions. PhoeniX Software will demonstrate how to access these technologies in OptoDesigner. Other experienced designers will also be presenting during this training.
Furtheremore, participants will get a hands-on experience with the standard software solution for photonic integrated circuits.
Interested, please register for the Integrated Silicon Photonics Training here.
Location: imec, Leuven, Belgium
This training course aims to give a jump-start on PIC technology from a fabless manufacturing perspective by introducing PIC technology - through seminars by experts, and PIC design flow - through hands-on training on Photonics Design Automation (PDA) tools by PhoeniX Software and Synopsys.
The use of CMOS fabrication technology has enabled large scale integration of photonic components at chip level – called Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). The concepts of fabless manufacturing and multi-project-wafer (MPW) services are now widely available for PICs, for various base materials. Low-cost access to generic fabrication processes for rapid prototyping and low volume production has shifted the emphasis to design innovation.
This course intends to introduce basics of PIC technology and provide introductory hands-on training on PIC designing. The training is structured in two parts:
For more information please check out the Europractice website.
Location: Tektronix, Santa Clara, California in US-SCLA
After two successful training events in 2015 and 2016 with very enthusiastic reactions, a third training is now organized, this time in Santa Clara, California. The training is one-stop-shop and covers all the material systems, whether Silicon, InP-based, or dielectrics such as TriPleX (SiO2/Si3N4). The training is supported by a broad consortium of companies and is hands-on as well as in-depth. For more info, please click on one of the tabs below.
There is a rapidly growing momentum for Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). After having held great promise for a good while, PICs have now been breaking through in applications such as 100G and beyond for long-haul telecom as well as for short-reach datacom. And because of that breakthrough, PICs are now proving attractive for other applications as well, such as optical switching in the datacenter, interrogators in fiber-sensing, and key components in next-gen FTTH. The fact that the PIC workshop that we recently organized at OFC 2017 attracted close to 380 people is evidence of this growing interest in photonic integration.
However, the question how to get started in PICs is not necessarily trivial. Starting your own in-house effort including a waferfab plus packaging is unaffordable for most of the players. And even if you want to leverage the growing ecosystem of providers in software, foundries, and packaging, then the question is still which parts to do yourself, which parts to outsource and how to find the best tools and familiarize yourself with them.
The purpose of this week-long in-depth training is to get you quickly up the learning curve by introducing you to all of the aspects that are critical for producing integrated optical components. The training covers system level essentials, a detailed tutorial on integrated optic components, in-depth simulations as well as mask layout, available foundry services for all material systems, packaging services, test & measurement and relevant business fundamentals such as building a business case or scaling to production.
The PIC training provides the ideal orientation for managers or engineers in companies that want to start in photonic integration or who feel that PICs are becoming increasingly important. The training is also very useful for any new employees or graduate students who are active in photonic integration and who need a better understanding of PIC technology, tools, as well as the full value chain. And the PIC training is valuable for anyone who needs to make a decision about which design software to acquire or which material system or foundry to use.
For more information please check out the 7Pennies website.
Location: Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
This intensive two-week training course will run for 2-weeks from 30th October 2017 - 10th November 2017. The training location is the Eindhoven University of Technology Campus (TU/e) in the centre of Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
The extensive JePPIX training course is a popular course going into some detail about InP-based Photonic Integrated Circuit design and fabrication. The course is supported by the commercial software partners PhoeniX Software, Photon Design, Filarete, as well as design/pdk partners VLC Photonics and BRIGHT Photonics.
This is a rare opportunity to study PIC design with the leading specialists and get hands-on experience with various software tools. We offer guidance on practical fab aspects, with the goal to get your designs built through our shared project runs. This is the most cost-effective procedure in Europe, ideally suited to small and medium sized companies working on disruptive innovation.
For more information please check out the JePPIX website.
Location: Berlin, Germany
VPIphotonics is conducting in cooperation with PhoeniX Software a training on the computer-aided design of complex photonic components and integrated circuits. The workshop will address efficient techniques for circuit-level simulation and verification of heterogeneous PICs using VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits and its toolkits, the creation of mask layouts using OptoDesigner, and how to seamlessly integrate and automatize both tasks.
Attendees will learn about the design process when creating complex photonic integrated circuits and optoelectronic applications. They will get acquainted with the software tools and learn about efficient modeling techniques. Various application cases will be discussed to illustrate the key design methodologies.
This hands-on 4-days training will take place on October 9-12, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
The following topics will be covered during the training:
Modeling and design experts from VPIphotonics and PhoeniX Software will lead attendees through guided software demos, provide lectures on simulation methodologies and various application topics, and are available for questions and support during lab exercises.
The workshop is intended for up to 15 attendees. We will provide course material, computers and software licenses for the duration of the training.
For more information and registering please check out the VPI website.
Location: San Jose, USA
Struggling with integrating photonic ICs into package and system? Tired of making adjustments for layout implementation and simulation? As applications for photonic ICs expand, you need tools that integrate electronic and photonic design methodologies and apply them to packaging and systems. Join Cadence, Lumerical, and PhoeniX Software for one or both days of the Photonics Summit and Workshop on September 6-7 in San Jose, California. On day one, we’re featuring presentations from industry and academic experts that will help you tackle many of your design challenges. On day two, you will have the opportunity to learn hands on with photonics experts.
For designers who want to get to work, sign up for the hands-on workshop on day two to experience our system-level electronic and photonic design flow first hand. You’ll gain valuable insight on how to:
For more information, please check out the schedule.
Location: Cambridge, USA
Come join us at MIT this summer for a week of intensive short courses on integrated photonics: materials, devices, integrated photonic circuit design, chip fabrication and system applications.
The 2017 Summer Academy provides an introduction to integrated photonics and associated commercial applications in its manufacturing supply chain. Students ranging from beginners at the senior undergraduate level to faculty interested in starting an Integrated Photonics track at their schools will benefit. The content will specifically prepare professional engineers in the electronic and photonic hardware industries for use of the latest integrated photonic technology. Executives and technologists including planners, engineers, and scientists participating in the optical and electronic components technology supply chain will acquire a working knowledge of the field.
The AIM Photonics Summer Academy prepares attendees with the prerequisite skill set to take AIM’s online credentialing course offered in the fall of 2017 for design submissions to Multi-Project Wafer prototype runs at the AIM Photonics Institute’s fabrication facilities in Albany and Rochester, New York.
Location: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
This hands-on training is the technical follow up to the SIMTAC event. In this training course hosted by Tsinghua University and supported by SIMTAC, you will get an overview of the latest status of the integrated photonics eco-system for the three major photonics technologies(SOI,InP,SiN).
See the program for more information.
We have a full house for this training. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get more information for our next trainings.
INPHOTEC, Pisa, Italy
The aim of the courses promoted by the Integrated Photonic Technologies Center INPHOTEC of the Communication, Information and Perception Institute (TeCIP) of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, in collaboration with the National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), is to strengthen skills in the design, fabrication and packaging of photonic integrated circuits.